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dcaballero@dep.uminho.pt

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Name:
David Caballero
Nacionality: 
SPAIN
Position: 
Researchers

Research Associate (Forecast)

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Background: 

I am a physicist with a PhD in Nanosciences and postdoctoral expertise in biophysics. I am interested in understanding the physical mechanisms of physilogical and pathological processes, such as cancer. In particular, I am interested in studying how the environment and cell-ECM mechanical interaction controls cell motility. In order to decipher these physical cues, I am using the concepts and frameworks of soft matter physics together with cell biology tools. I am designing in-vitro experiments where microfabrication plays a key role.

Research Area: 

Cancer models; Cell Migration; Metastasis; Biomechanics; Extracellular matrix; Bioengineering; Biophysics; Microfabrication; 3D scaffolds; Modelling biological phenomena; Signaling; Functionalization; Diagnostics; Drug Screening; Lab/Organ-on-chip.

Project: 

Forefront Research in 3D Disease Cancer Models as in vitro Screening Technologies (FoReCaST)

URL: http://forecast.3bs.pt/ 

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